Illumination WALD STUDIO

4Dec/180

PreciseLED

PreciseLED is new to ELA. They are located on Long Island.

 

ZENLITE

Zenlite is an in-wall product that goes over the joists and is in line with gypsum. The mudplate is made out of PVC. This is advantageous because the PVC doesn't retain heat. The fixture can be installed with or without the lens in. The lens is laser cut and pre-installed before shipping so on the site, they just need to peel off the protective tape. The LED strip is typically installed beforehand.

Available in 1" and 2" versions.

It costs around $48/ft (DN price).

  

ARC:

The curvable extrusion with a flexible lens. The 15°  radius is the tightest they can go. The curved product is edge-lit (2 LED strips facing each other) with a silicone lens.

Zenlight tile also exists. The lens is poured into place. You can walk or drive on the Zenlight tile fixture.

  

The maximum running length is 100ft.

It costs around $100/ft (DN price).

They also have an asymmetric Zenlite as well.

*the straight and the curve products are using different LED chips and won't be mixed.


DOWNLIGHTS:

The downlights available as trimmed and trimless with IC and Non-IC rated housings, 45° tilt and 360° rotation, and interchangeable lenses.

The Novation is their new 3" downlight/wallwasher . It has one of the shallowest air-tight housing on the market, 18" X 2.44", an interchangeable adjustable downlight and wallwasher lens. The housing has a unique copper piece which acts as a heatsink and therefore allows the housing to be this shallow.

  

*The shallow housing has only 30° tilt adjustment.

*They use CREE LED chip. The LED head is screwed-in and field replaceable (great for changing CCT).

*The trimmed fixture is shower rated.

They do not currently have a trimless option for millwork fixtures but they are currently working on it.

*They do have their own line of drivers but their products work with others as well.

Their wallwasher has an interesting lens design.

It's good to keep in mind, the piece with get really hard and make it difficult for on-site optic adjustment (there is a very tight space to access the clip for adjustments).


DIM TO WARM TAPE:

We also looked at their dim to warm tape. This tape has alternating chips to achieve the desired effect. All of PreciseLED's tapes are a minimum of 90 CRI.


 

UNDER CABINET FIXTURES:

They also have a line of interesting under cabinet fixtures called LUMAMATE.

The system has 90° vertical, 90° horizontal joint connector, motion sensor, on/off switch and dimmer switch all in on.

*The touch dimming, step dimming by tapping worked really smoothly.

They started with the larger size and have evolved to a smaller sized fixture with the same capabilities. The smaller fixture is not yet online or in the catalog but is coming soon.

  • Available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K.
  • Available in 90CRI (standard) and 95CRI.
  • 45° clip and flush clip are available for mounting.
4Dec/180

Dalume

Today we were shown a new Dalume product- the Grid-Lyte.

This fixture is comparable to the JLC T-Bar LED fixture. It is less pixelated than the JLC fixture but nodes are still present.

The Grid-Lyte comes in 2 size options: 1" and 2". We were shown the 1" fixture.

  • It has clips on the back of it that mount directly to a T-Bar metal ceiling grid. The J-Box would rest above the ceiling tiles.
  • As far as we know, there are no other lensing options available currently.
  • The fixture comes in CCT options ranging from 1,700K-4,000K and RGBW. 80+ CRI.
  • This fixture is more for commercial use. 4-6 week lead time.

 

30Nov/180

3G Trip

Thank you to 3G for a wonderful trip!

10 days - 4 week leadtime
LUTRON favorite


Madison

  • 3 accessories in each gimble
  • Up to 5000 Lumens in a small package
  • Trimless millwork offered as well. (Not listed)
  • Multiple separated heads in one housing.
  • Lockable with hex screw.
  • Shallow 3.5” housing
  • IC housing rated to 2000 lumens
  • Chicago Plenum

Surface Madison

  • Extruded aluminum
  • New enclosure coming, without the back box
  • 6-1/8” depth
  • Single, multiples, and linear continuous all available

Continuous Slot

  • Has changeable trim options for flush, overlap, millwork, and grid. (can be changed in the field if necessary)
  • All use the same housing
  • Trimless, flanged, plaster-in heads slide in the channel
  • Configurator being designed
  • Linear portions cannot move in the field

Recessed Downlighting

  • Retrofit is Priced well, DN ~$140.
  • 3.5” aperture
  • Adjustable available in 3.3" and 4.5" apertures
  • Trimmed, trimless, unofficially milkwork trimless as well
  • Can work with Luminetix module.

Linia

  • Lenses are cut and hand glued in the factory.
  • 2” and 3.5” width
  • Flush, 1” drop, and 2” drop
  • Nice contractor friendly joiner section (pull tab)
  • Overlapping boards for custom run lengths.
  • Again, installation can be changed in the field if ordered incorrectly.
  • Creating a light shield for pendant mounts at joiners.
  • 1.4” linia also coming, also will incorporate the mini-square down lights (so popular now)
  • Also available in configuration below:


Grazer

  • Adjustable in 1ft increments
  • Lights up to 40ft tall!
  • 10 x 40 degree beam spread (no other options)
  • Tiltable
  • Comes with a wall pocket, so placement from the wall is not moveable.

Kubo

 

  • Up to 7” drop
  • Wall ceiling pendant
  • Also linear. 4” and 6” width available.
  • Custom drops available.

Wayfinding

  • Solid bar acrylic
  • Clear sides
  • Nice looking
31Oct/180

Airey Thompson

Today we had Airey Thompson visit our office. Airey Thompson is a California based company that uses locally sourced materials.

We looked at their 13L and 62L series.

The 13L is their under cabinet fixture with an extruded aluminum body. The fixture is made with Samsung chips LED line voltage with lots of dimming options. Typically hardwired without conduit. Everything is made to order and has a 2 week lead time.

Lots of customization is available. You can get any length. It is 123 Lumens/Watt. 2700K is an option. It is a modular fixture. They have an outlet on them to plug stuff into it. Polycarbonate lens* on the linear fixture which is great for stairwells.

The 62L series is an architectural grad linear LED  suitable for office spaces, overhead, stairway and hospitality spaces. It's available in surface and cable suspended mounting. The Battery backup can be added on 3' and longer lengths.

They are in process of a smaller fixture and a tunable white fixture so those will be coming soon.

*Their new line has an acrylic lens. It is 124 Lumens/Watt and higher efficiency.


*They have an MRI compliant under cabinet and cove light.

*They also make marquee lights that can have an exterior rated socket.

17Oct/180

SDA Showroom

Today we stopped by the SDA Showroom to see what is new from their line card.


Alphabet

We stopped by alphabet to look at many of their new fixtures. We looked at their Nu Vector Downlight series which has beam shaping technology. The fixture shown below on the right is adjustable with 0.5" aperture, 600 Lumen output, provide illumination to upto 25ft. It's a great option for a quiet ceiling. The DN price is around $155.

The standard track head is around $150, dim to dark, 1%. 0-10, DMX, Dali. Line voltage into extrusion. Each part has it’s own driver. Optic down to 10°, wallwasher, different snap-able diffuser. Offer a quiet ceiling.

They have a nice concrete fixture and surface mounted fixture with a mirror in the middle.

 


ALW

ALW showed their super plane twist open products. A triangle, square, and rectangle are available. However, soon their ring fixtures will have sections like these products too. These fixtures are great for wrapping around columns and have surface mounted options as well.

1.5 profile fixture: Super plane 25 ft continues run recessed mounted. Comes in fully frosted, half, and clear.

It comes in 3 standard shapes,  straight, triangle(2 open sides, 1 joint) square (2 open sides, 2 side joint)

Open side allows twisting, 30° tilt

 

The 1.5 moon ring: Can go up to 16 ft section recessed go around a column.

Go figure series: Linear light fix and connection hub. 2 and 4ft linear, one side and 2 sides illuminated. There is amiable hobble with screws. They have 2 to 6 joint hubs.


Arancia

All of their fixtures are 90+ CRI. We looked at the pendant lights and 3 watt small downlight. There is a 4 week lead time and everything is made to order.

 


Day-O-Light


Delray

The ring pendant that we viewed can be a single direction fixture. It comes in many different finishes like

leather, wood, perforated patterns.

  


Designplan

We looked at many of their outdoor fixtures (as shown below).

We looked at a larger version of the pivot that has an adjustable beam and is exterior rated.

We were also very impressed by the quality of the Buzzi and Buzzi products.

 

Designplan also informed us that they do have a steam room rated fixture. (what is it called?)


Ecosense

Ecosense is coming out with their own control system- the lore driver. The image below shows the road map of what the company is striving towards- though some of it is not yet realized.

  


ERCO

ERCO is coming out with a new line of wall washers. A nice feature of this line is that their wall washers can be closer to the wall (1 to 5 ratio for the wall to ceiling). These come in black matte as a standard finish. They come in flanged and trimeless. These fixture should be coming out in January.

ERCO also has new bollards coming soon. (the last 2 on left come in smaller size.)


Feelux

We looked at the monorail system.

There is a pendant fixture for the little track that had a 1,000 lumen output.

We also looked at the FLX Stix.

 


Hemera

Tunable white pendant fixtures. Smaller fixtures with 0.5" aperture are 266 lumen output. Medium fixtures has 1,000 lumen output. Large fixtures with 2" aperture are 2,000 lumen output.


Hevi Lite

We looked at their sconce and their retrofit unit. The strip in the retrofit unit rotates and adjusts.

 


iLight


Intense Lighting

Lens Vector Technology.  Liquid crystal beam shaper.  They have shallow 2" housing. Up/Down sconces are wet rated.

  


Saco

We looked at their dual brightness v-stick. They have an app called saco switch.

 


Selux

Tri-tech. They now have silicone optic that allows for customizable optics. They have a variety of mounting options. They are also trying to minimize hardware on their fixtures.

   


The Lighting Quotient

We looked at their track system. They have both a wall wash fixture and a spot fixture for the track.

They also now have a bi-asymmetric distribution in their louver.

  


Luminaire LED

We took a brief look at their products. They offer a battery pack for their surface mounted linear fixture.

 


Lumenpulse

 


Luminii


NovaFlex

NovaFlex showed us some of their new products including the neon led and the field curvable products. The bend radius is shown the photo.

 


Tivoli

Tivoli showed us their dedicated color mix fixtures. The new tape is 97 CRI. 1 5/8" increments cut. 5/32" spacing between led chips. This tape is less than $20/ft.

*A great option for the back of a mirror. Clear uniform lighting with no dotting.

We also looked at their hand blown festoons.

 


USAI


We-ef

They make marine grade exterior fixtures. Everything is modular which makes it all easy to replace in the field. We-ef also showed us their fixtures that take gobos.

 


Whitegoods

 

 

28Sep/180

Optic Arts

Optic Arts stopped by the office today show show us some new products.

FLEX ACv2- Line Voltage Strip

 

The FLEX ACv2 was the first fixture we looked at. This fixture is unique because it has silicone encapsulation. Silicone has never been rated for fixtures, so Optic Arts is the first. Silicone retains integrity over time. It is also more environmentally friendly. Another positive aspect of silicone is that it works with saltwater (keep in mind that the hardware still does not). However, the silicone is not field cuttable because it is a line voltage fixture.

Some other things to keep in mind with this fixture:

  • This will be an IP67 system as of this October.
  • Optic Arts will correct any unintended color shifting.
  • The LEDs will be symmetrically spaced unlike the photos show.
  • The fixture has full range dimming. If there is a discernible flicker, it is less than 30%.

The image shows the 3,000K fixture. 3,000K is delivered with the shift accounted for.


We were also shown a knife edge cove fixture. The low voltage strip was in the example shown.


We also looked at the Vintage Dim fixture and the Nitelite Closet Rod (below) so we could look at them while specifying for a project.

The Nitelite Closet Rod is not completely node free- it does have a distinct line, but you do not see individual nodes with this fixture. The strip inside is cuttable every 2 inches. This fixture can be field cut. A cover for the screw holes can be available upon request. There is plastic on top of the fixture to help avoid scratching from hangers. If necessary, the fixture can be made with the STP tape instead of the FLEX DC tape.

27Sep/180

The Lighting Group

Today The Lighting Group joined us in the office to show us some new Acolyte products.

Acolyte has a new series 2 tape light. The classic tape is still available but it is being phased out.

 

The diodes are closer together. The new products emphasize more lumen output and less wattage. Specifically in 5w/ft. and 6w/ft. you cannot see the nodes. However, the lower you go in w/ft., the more noticeable the nodes are.


The Lighting Group also showed us some of the decorative fixture lines they carry such as: Innermost, Parachilna, and B.lux

21Sep/180

Luminii

This time, we dropped by Luminii while in Chicago to see what was new.

 

Extrusions

 

  • New extrusions: designed in-house, extruded in USA.
  • Available in up to 12FT lengths.
  • New mounting options for recessed extrusions.
  • Powder coating is done within 5 miles of the factory.

Assembly

  • Workers assemble the whole fixture
  • Corners are always shipped complete
  • Leads withstand 50lbs of torque

Silicone

  • For wet listed, delivered CCT is taken into account on the cut sheets, considering the color shift from the silicone.
  • Still no 22K wet.
  • New silicone formula will be clear layer + white layer and frosted lens will be removed.

Hardware

  • New castings for mounting.
  • Hidden hardware for round.
  • New frame for step light.
  • Local codes dictate need for jbox. NYC would not need one. Long leads or just class-2 connectors

Miscellaneous

  • UL listed for Enlighted controls.
  • Will help verify that longer fixtures will fit in the elevator. (They’ll ship an empty box!)
  • They have a setup for new testing and creating IES files. Process takes about 2-3 days from time of request. Fixtures must be 4FT length.

  • Light quality testing done in image below:

  • Aging Chamber (32days = 5yrs in southern Florida weather)
  • Tavan: lambertion or batwing. Curved corners or rectangle. Can do fewer supports than installed (8FT run)

  • New 3000K offered soon with higher CRI and higher R9.
  • Higher efficacy by end of year.
  • Buy 2 bins, split each into 8 bins. Mostly only use 4 of those.
  • They also do an eye test before going into production.
  • Dimmer wall for testing!

  • Potentiometer option needs to be UL listed. Would put it on the non-dim power supply.
  • Driver option for hotels with quick connects and plug for plug-in applications. Side-menu!
19Sep/180

Visa Lighting

Today we wanted spotlight a particularly interesting product from Visa Lighting.

Visa Lighting now has 3" germicidal slot luminaires called the Linesse.

 

This product is available as a pendant, surface mounted fixture, or recessed fixture. They can either be used as a standalone unit or as a continuous run. The pendant can be direct or direct/indirect.

The disinfecting white fixture comes in 4,000K. The typical CRI is 85 but you can opt for a 90 CRI option.

You can choose between 0-10v or 1% dimming. This fixture is also compatible with DALI protocol or Lutron EcoSystem.

There also options for emergency drivers, batteries, or occupancy sensors.

This products could be used in many applications but schools and offices are suggested.

19Sep/180

Precision Architectural Lighting

Precision Architectural Lighting visited the office today to show us their wall and ceiling mounted fixtures. The fixtures come in the following lengths:

  • 2'
  • 3'
  • 4'
  • 6'
  • 8'
  • 12'

This fixture can either be direct, indirect, or direct/indirect. Direct and indirect sources can be controlled separately unless it is a 2' fixture. They can customize a corner fixture of any angle. It is suggested that this fixture be at least 18" from the ceiling.

It is possible to make it a perimeter system or used as a sconce. All fixtures in this line are 3 3/8".

Approximately $60/ft DN.


The Paladia Perimeter Cove is a grazer fixture available. It has a 6 degree beam spread. We did see a line in the floor however, the line will likely be less stark if the fixture is higher up.

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